Nan Hauser has spent a large part of her life studying the behavior of whales and dolphins. There’s still a lot that we don’t know about these large mammals. And they still aren’t safe in this world. We didn’t ever really save the whales in one grand sweep – so break out your bumper stickers again.
Hauser is the founder and director of the Center for Cetacean Research & Conservation, which tries to helps whales, dolphins and porpoises survive. So forget for a moment that you’re an adult (or teen, or maybe even a Grandparent) with problems and a bank account, and put yourself back in the shoes of your preschool-aged self. Remember the mystery of the whales! They’re fascinating. And there’s not one around here that’s going to swallow you like in Pinocchio. You’re safe. But they might not be.
As part of this month’s Women In Science event, the Smithsonian Channel will be airing “Footprints on the Water: The Nan Hauser Story” this Saturday, 3/20 at 8PM.